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Learning to Define the “Face of Radio” at KALW Audio Academy

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Listener Supported Public Radio Last week, we brought our Audio Academy fellows over to our new Oakland offices at StudioToBe for a seminar on feature story production. It’s been great to have desk and conference space at a place that hosts producers from the podcast Snap Judgment(including Audio Academy graduates Liz Mak [’14] and Chris Hambrick [’15]), the nationally syndicated radio show Making Contact, and lots of independent podcast makers. We’re looking forward to building upon...

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Audio Academy Fellow Shares “Instants of Success” and Learns Election News Reporting

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Listener Supported Public Radio On Wednesday night, I had the absolute pleasure of leading a seminar for the Audio Academy class of 2020. The subject: timely news reporting. We went over the upcoming election in San Francisco. Yes, there’s plenty to vote on in November 2019: a mayor’s race; an open seat for district attorney; and six ballot measures, among other things. We went over how to prepare hosts for interviews, made booking assignments including all the candidates running for the...

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At San Francisco International High School, it’s About Community and Decoding

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE There are a large number of students in the literacy programs at San Francisco International High School’s (SFIHS) ACE Learning Center because of the large gaps in many of the student’s educational history. Gaps are due to a host of reasons from economic to cultural to political. But the goal is to improve skills in reading, listening and decoding. Decoding? That’s understanding what is being said not just with vocabulary but the true meaning to words and phrases. I recently visited SFIHS and learned to...

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